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    Wonderful! Even more so to have your...

    Wonderful!

    Even more so to have your Anniversary bookend all the many hikes.

    Best wishes for a health and hike-full next decade (and well beyond).
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    I think they got David Startzell for a whole lot...

    I think they got David Startzell for a whole lot less.

    His mission was a lot more straight forward, however.
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    SE I believe Ron in gone, and his...

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    I believe Ron in gone, and his replacement’s replacement quit last year as well.

    The ATC May be a worthy organization today, but in my (poorly informed, I will be the first to admit)...
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    When you have a $4,000,000 payroll like the ATC...

    When you have a $4,000,000 payroll like the ATC every little bit helps.
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    BIC Lighter (or BIC Mini) and dry stuff.

    BIC Lighter (or BIC Mini) and dry stuff.
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    Summary of state travel restrictions, updated...

    Summary of state travel restrictions, updated weekly here:


    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/travel/state-travel-restrictions.html


    Does the ATC have a summary of the additional...
  7. W Well put. Also good to remember that...

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    Well put.

    Also good to remember that a significant percentage of homeless have significant/scary mental health issues and perhaps backgrounds a wee bit rougher than our own.

    Empathy is...
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    With all those people, how did the areas around...

    With all those people, how did the areas around the huts and shelters fare?
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    Though I hope it would go without saying, the...

    Though I hope it would go without saying, the risk posed by a black bear on the AT and a grizzly in AK are not in way comparable.
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    One thing about good science is reevaluating...

    One thing about good science is reevaluating hypotheses as new information or understanding comes forth.

    Of possible interest:
    ...
  11. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    Have you been out walking the trails that Tipi...

    Have you been out walking the trails that Tipi Walter has shared with us in his wonderful trip reports?

    I swear, if someone starts a Gofund Me to buy him something like this, I may need to...
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    All this talk about unleashed dogs is making me...

    All this talk about unleashed dogs is making me nostalgic for all the road walks we used to have. :):)
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    The deli on the AT just south of Greymore has a...

    The deli on the AT just south of Greymore has a color TV in the restroom.

    Just saying.
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    Section hiker.

    Section hiker.
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    Me too. Many risks of modern life simply do...

    Me too.

    Many risks of modern life simply do not exist on the trail — and then there are the health benefits of an active lifestyle.

    But just as it is OK to recognize and accept the risks of...
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    Every one of the 7 thru hikers (yes, thru hikers)...

    Every one of the 7 thru hikers (yes, thru hikers) murdered on the AT in the middle of their thru hikes were either women, or men hiking with women.

    While the AT can feel and be safe for all thru...
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    I have always wondered what I would do to follow...

    I have always wondered what I would do to follow up on a situation like that, mostly to insure that my health or the health of my hiking partner was in no way at risk.

    At a minimum, I would want...
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    Another difference is that the average daily...

    Another difference is that the average daily carry weight of your food on a three day trip drops VERY rapidly.

    On a a longer trip, not so much.

    For some, that could impact food choices. ...
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    I could never keep track of all the small stuff —...

    I could never keep track of all the small stuff — bottle of deet, lighter, bear bag stuff, ear plugs, tent pegs, spoon, water purification hoses, knife, credit card, tick removal instruments, flash...
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    Sounds like the folks who found the body needed...

    Sounds like the folks who found the body needed 90 minutes to get a cell signal.
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    If his body was found at 10AM as reported,...

    If his body was found at 10AM as reported, perhaps he went up the day before?
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    An 11:30 start from Chimney Pond?

    An 11:30 start from Chimney Pond?
  23. Thread: PeakFinder App

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    PeakFinder App

    I am a late adopter, so just tried this in the mountains for the first time.

    It was great, but is there an even better one?

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  24. Thread: Coffee

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    I never thought of “brewing” instant coffee in...

    I never thought of “brewing” instant coffee in cold water, until I got a recent jar of Mount Hagen that had a sticker on it suggesting just that.

    Tastes just fine, but on the expensive side.
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    Thanks. I just put in an order. I am hoping...

    Thanks. I just put in an order.

    I am hoping it dissolves into ice cold water as easily as Mount Hagen, which is also rather expensive.

    This order is for drinking at home, but for folk like me...
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